ERIC Number: ED042406
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
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Evaluation of an Anonymous Feedback System in College Classes.
This report describes the results of a series of studies that attempted to measure the effect of an electric feedback system on student performance. The first study, using two different sections of the same course taught by the same instructor, tried to determine how often students spontaneously admit confusion and ask the instructor for clarification. The results indicated that the students rarely did so, fearful of appearing stupid in front of the class. There also seemed to be little relationship between amount or type of participation and student achievement. It was hypothesized that if students could admit their confusion anonymously, these admissions would permit an instructor to make his presentation to the class more effectively. To examine the effect of such a system, four additional studies were conducted, each of which examined another use or aspect of the Anonymous Feedback System, an electronic student response system. Though students at times profited from the system, no general statement could be made concerning either the benefits or negative effects of the system. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.